2006 F-Series Marks 40 Years of Dominance: Throwback Thursday
Ford offered information packages detailing everything that makes the F-Series so popular in Canada.
This week’s “Throwback Thursday” video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Pat French and it features a commercial for the 2006 Ford F-Series. To be exact, this is actually a commercial inviting interested individuals to request a free “Unstoppable F-Series Kit”, which was chock full of information on the F-150 and the Super Duty range from that era on Canada’s best-selling truck.
40 Years of Leadership
In 2017, Ford celebrated 40 years of leading all truck sales in the United States, but the company achieved that milestone in Canada 11 years earlier. In 2006, the F-Series had been Canada’s best-selling truck for 40 years and this week’s Throwback Thursday video talks about the features of the then-new trucks that helped the Motor Company continue their success north of the U.S. border.
To continue that success, Ford of Canada introduced their “Unstoppable F-Series Kit” program in 2006. This kit included all sorts of key information on the F-150, F-250 and F-350, detailing the interior features, the powerful engines and the impressive capabilities of the F-Series lineup. Also, those Canadians who ordered the free information from Ford were entered into a chance to win tools from Home Depot, a trip or $10,000 in cash. They also get a cool limited edition poster.
All of the F-Series pamphlets at your local Ford dealership contain key information on best-selling trucks in the U.S. and Canada, but the kits promoted in the commercial above to into far greater detail. In addition to basic information pertaining to the interior features and the engines, those folks who received the kit learned about the frame and the unique suspension placement; both of which contribute to the on-road ride quality coupled with unbeatable performance.
The Internet may have killed off programs like the Unstoppable F-Series Kit, but back in 2006, it helped Canadian truck shoppers learn everything that there was to know about the F-150 and Super Duty lineup.